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Parenting author Jeff Bogle highlights the You’ve been Sentenced! word game on NBC10 Philadelphia and Out with the Kids

December 5, 2011

Jeff Bogle of Out With the Kids (OWTK)  provides a unique dad’s perspective on parenting, kid’s media, and kid’s culture.

In addition to OWTK, Jeff also writes a regular parenting column that appears on  as well as Time Out New York Kids Magazine,  Mommy PoppinsiVillageStopBuyingCrap.comNorth State ParentCurious Parents Magazine, and

Recently, Jeff was featured on NBC10 Philadelphia reviewing the You’ve Been Sentenced! word game! Here’s what Jeff has to say…

“The game is a riot because it combines the best parts of Scrabble and Mad Libs and has you thinking fast and thinking creativity.

For avid OWTK-ers, You’ve Been Sentenced! is a winning mix of two of our faves: Rory’s Story Cubes and Dabble. But instead of being 100% imaginative with picture cubes and without arranging single letters to form a disparate batch of words, here you have 10 cards / 50 words in total per round to make as big and bizarre a sentence as you possibly can. You’ll be judged (like in court, get it) by your opponents on the validity of your sentence both from a grammatical sense and a sensible sense. Each word has a point value and the total of all the words in your sentence is your score for each round. Squeezing higher value words like ‘shapely’ into your sentences will vault you to the 200 points needed to win quicker and thus allow you to dominate your feeble-minded foes. Umm, or just make the sentences more robust and silly…

The results of this fast paced game can be funny, curious, brilliant, or even lightly off-color (that was totally the Mrs., not me. I swear) but no matter what sentences are formed, the action is fantastic. I love You’ve Been Sentenced! and I think you may also.

If you’ve got a young reader/author/storyteller in your family, the odds are quite excellent that You’ve Been Sentenced! is going to score bigtime. And with specialized add-on decks containing words relating to: NASA, Gourmet Cuisine, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Pop Culture, and Sports, gameplay can be tailored to one’s particular interest or hobby, and there’s virtually no end to the number of sentences you’ll be able to construct.”

To read more from Jeff, please visit OWTK. 

Want to learn about McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds award-winning games like You’ve been Sentenced!Twisted Fish and more? Visit McNeill Designs for game rulesprintable score sheets, or even order online!

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In addition to It’s how you play the game! Susan McNeill is also the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! and writes for the fashion ezine Susan Said What?!  and holiday blog The Best Christmas Ever!  

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